Klump Earns All-America Honor At NCAA Outdoor Meet|
June 8, 2012
DES MOINES, Iowa - University of Cincinnati student-athlete Kathy Klump earned her third career All-America honor on day three of the 2012 NCAA Outdoor Track and Field Championship at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa.
Klump clocked 2:03.56 to grab a sixth-place finish and earn her second USTFCCCA First-Team All-America honor of the season. Klump was also a first-teamer indoors in the 800.
Klump was eighth after the first 400 meters. She made her move coming down the backstretch and picked up a pair of places in the final 100 meters. The winning run was turned in by BYU's Nachelle Mackie who broke the tape in 2:01.06.
Klump clocked a personal-best and school-record time of 2:03.35 in the semifinals on Wednesday. She closed out her Bearcats career as a three-time All-American, four-time BIG EAST Conference Champion (Indoor 500 meters twice, indoor 800 meters, outdoor 4x400 relay), the 2012 BIG EAST Conference Indoor Most Outstanding Track Performer and the holder of five UC school records.
UC finishes the season with four outdoor All-America selections. Along with Klump's first-team honor, Jasmine Cotten (heptathlon), Michelle Eby (pole vault) and Emelie Larsson (javelin) each earned USTFCCCA Honorable Mention All-America accolades.